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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,601
Posted By Latebraker
I think you're missing something here. It's not...

I think you're missing something here. It's not your bike, who cares if you value it or not?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
The big four have been recommending 32:1 since...

The big four have been recommending 32:1 since the 70's in 2 strokes.
See how many liter roadrace bikes you see at Willowsprings w/factory recommended tire sizes.

My point is, factories...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
haha

I like the pilots in stock sizes around town and not too bad slabbin' it for a couple of hundred miles but, when these tires are done I'm trying the larger sizes.

Run 32:1 in your dirtbikes and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Latebraker
Just the info I was looking for ! ...

Just the info I was looking for !



Can't thank you guys enough ! :thumb
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Latebraker
Hwy 90 beta needed

I'll be riding Portland to Coeur d' Alene next week.
Any objective hazards I should know about on the 84/82/395/90 route? ie: elevations, road construction, speed traps, etc...

Any help is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,601
Posted By Latebraker
Actually, it peels off even after a few years...

Actually, it peels off even after a few years without much work. It leaves your factory finish looking as good as when you applied the plasti dip. I'm thinking this adds resale value.

Check out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,601
Posted By Latebraker
It may degrade faster as textured but it had 4...

It may degrade faster as textured but it had 4 smooth coats before backing it out for the texture on the 5th coat.
I've done truck rims the same way and had them three years before selling the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,601
Posted By Latebraker
Actually, I decided the front rim was a little...

Actually, I decided the front rim was a little too narrow for the larger front.
Not a whole lot of research.
I thought by posting the question other riders may benefit from the ensuing dialog.
I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,601
Posted By Latebraker
Plastic dipped my GS

It took about 3 hours + 90 minutes for R&R. Total cost $28.00.
I like it.

I'm going on a 3,000 mile loop through the Pacific Northwest next week. I'll let you guys know how well it stands up to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
I did the research and I decided what to do...

I did the research and I decided what to do influenced by that research, not some smartass keyboard jockey.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
I think at my age I like being a noob at...

I think at my age I like being a noob at something.
2500+ posts sitting at a key board, yeah, I wanna be just like you.:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
I was just asking as the information on this...

I was just asking as the information on this board has helped me in the past.
You don't have to be a dick about it.


After further research, I have decided to stay with stock sizes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,757
Posted By Latebraker
Running larger than stock tires

I'm going with the Pilot Trail 4's on my '07 GS but am looking at the larger 170/60-17 Rear and 120/70-19 instead of the stock 150/70-17 Rear and 110/80-10 Front.

Is there room in the rear for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,481
Posted By Latebraker
One of my first track days: ...

One of my first track days:

http://i49.tinypic.com/s1ov1j.jpg

6 months later,,,

http://i48.tinypic.com/15yaxwl.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,481
Posted By Latebraker
Track days

Do it !

It's a great way to ride and concentrate ONLY on riding.

It got me into racing but that a whole 'nuther story.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Latebraker
There really aren't any factory bikes licensed...

There really aren't any factory bikes licensed for street that make a good 'dirt-bike' in your price range but,,,
Get a used DR350. Maybe one that has had some suspension work done and an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By Latebraker
1150 purchase

I just paid $3,000 for a Stock 2000 GS1150 w/32k miles.
I like it and think I got a sweet deal.
Some things not so cool about it:
It's top heavy and has a weird rider position that takes...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By Latebraker
Hwy 1

There are wonderful villages North of San Fran on Hwy 1with great food and drink.
September is a great time to go. Vacationers are back home and the weather is nice.
I'll look up some of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 716,930
Posted By Latebraker
Laguna Seca on my R1

Good times !

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Forum: The Garage 05-06-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By Latebraker
Classic

Classic
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,441
Posted By Latebraker
rockers

I picked up my first BMW a few weeks ago.
A 2000 R1150GS w/32k miles.
Noisy motor so I looked here for advice and adjusted the valves.

Motor was still noisy so I looked here for more info.
...
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